Open house to talk about addiction treatment centre
The Fondation L'Ange Gardien is hosting an open house at the Vankleek Hill Curling Club on Monday, October 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to discuss the proposed addiction treatment center to be located at the former Ste-Marie convent located at 159 Higginson Street in Vankleek Hill.
The proposed treatment facility would house 70 residents, who would not be permitted off the grounds without supervision, according to Alain Champagne, general manager. At present, views are mixed about having such a center in Vankleek Hill.
Some would welcome the center while others are concerned about its potential impact on the community. Extensive renovations, estimated at between $300,000 and $500,000, would have to be undertaken at the convent, but developers say the exterior façade would remain the same and interior elements like the chapel, would remain intact.
Developers say everyone is welcome to attend the open house to have their questions answered.